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Cold Steel 62NX Espada (Extra Large) 7-1/2" Blade, Aluminum and G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS62NX
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS62NX: Espada VII - Extra Large
Cold Steel®

In the late 1500's a new breed of men sprang from the impoverished soil of the Extremadura region of northwestern Spain and sailed to the New World to seek their fame and fortune. Small in number and armed with little more than the cloaks on their backs and an Espada (sword) in their belts, they cut a bloody path through impossible odds to emerge as Conquistadors of everlasting fame and glory.

Today the opportunity to explore many new worlds and conquer entire nations at the point of a sword has faded but riches, fame and glory are still to be won and available to the "well armed" in great abundance. Carve out your share with the folding sword of the future we call the Espada.

Available in three sizes (medium, large, and extra large) to suit the bold, the bolder and the boldest, the Espada was designed by custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson. Their goal was to harness old world craftsmanship with new world advancements in mechanics and materials to create a series of tactical folders for today’s Conquistadors.

Like the swords of old the Espada's are not for the weak, timid, faint of heart or those desiring another spring assisted play toy. Just pick one up and you'll see what we mean! Definitely not politically correct, they are huge yet surprisingly well balanced and feature dramatically upswept clip point blades that are ideal for cutting, slashing and piercing. Made from vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched Japanese 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, razor sharp edge, they will cleave through just about any obstacle or target in their path.

To make your hand the real master of these awesome blades we have paired them with state of the art pistol grip handles. Strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves and even a sub-hilt in the two larger models, they work perfectly in either a forward or reverse grip while offering unprecedented retention and reach through multiple grip extension options.

To minimize overall weight and maximize strength and rigidity, we have CNC machined the frames and integral bolsters of the Espada's handles from 7075 Aluminum billets. While quite costly, this material rivals even Titanium in strength and can endure years of the hardest abuse. Finally to make the handle as beautiful as it is effective and strong, we have mirror polished the dovetailed bolsters and attached glossy black G-10 handle scales using the latest high tech fasteners.

We don’t believe any tactical folder can make a credible claim to being a "pocket sword" without possessing an incredibly strong and reliable lock and the Espada's are no exception. That’s why we have equipped each model with the multi-patented Tri-Ad™ lock. Designed by Andrew Demko, the Tri-Ad is unsurpassed in resisting positive pressure from the edge (cutting, slashing and chopping), negative pressure from the point (piercing, digging and chiseling), and impact pressure (whacks on the back of the spine of the blade) by diverting these forces first to its unique stop pin and then throughout the entire handle frame.

At first thought, carrying a "pocket sword" as big and heavy as the Espada may seem impractical. However, after much experimentation, we have found this is not the case. Even the biggest model can be carried discreetly and unobtrusively in the front pocket of most pants and when clipped to the waistband and covered by a "bloused" shirt or sweater they totally disappear. Then in an emergency they can be drawn and opened in a single motion by snagging the patented thumb plate on the edge of a pocket.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 62NX
  • Name: Espada (Extra Large)
  • Blade Length: 7-1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Overall Length: 16-3/4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 15 oz
  • Handle: 9-1/4" Long Polished G-10 w/ Polished 7075 Aluminum Bolster & Frame
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007425

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Allpoint
So Cal
May 30, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Retired combat U.S. Marine
I'm a retired special forces trained combat U.S. Marine and have always been told by the experts folders are not good combat/tactical knives. I trusted this product and am very pleased. I work in tactical situations and use this as my CQB. If anyone try to take my gun coming around a corner they are going to draw back a squirting nub. This thing is razor sharp out the box, trust me I had many training mishaps with goes with the territory of practice. I trust the locking mechanism and the way I carry it won't be an issue, the handle feels good in the hand. Very intimidating I carry all the time in my front pocket. Exceeded expectation once I got accustomed to it.
5 out of 5
William Peplinski
Appleton, Wi
Jan 02, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Massive Folder!
I currently own eight COLD STEEL Folders! This is by far the best. I frequently carry this in my heavy winter coat. I have used this for clearing ice from gutter openings---a frequent nuisance in Wisconsin! I shaped our Christmas tree with it. I also carry it for protection when walking our dogs. The edge was keen right out of the box. The pocket clip works great. It fits well in my hand. I just plain love this knife. (Additionally, it is considerably cheaper from the KNIFE CENTER than from any other source.) Fantastic blade, fantastic cost and fantastic service! Thank you.
5 out of 5
Ken Mar
Knoxville, TN
Jan 16, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Espada VII X-Large
High quality steel, outstanding overall construction. Large, but can still be easily carried.
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